How to Tell if Your LaPerm has Gingivitis
If your LaPerm has having trouble chewing his food or doesn’t want to eat his food at all then there is something going on. Contact your vet and schedule a checkup. There are numerous illnesses that can cause a lack of appetite. However, your cat could be avoiding food if he has a toothache or his gums are irritated or inflamed. Irritation, redness, and inflammation are often one of the first signs of gingivitis. Bad breath that grows worse without going away can also be a sign of gum disease. Experts have discovered that more than 80 percent of pets (including the LaPerm cat) can develop gingivitis at the age of 3 or older. Gingivitis can happen in any breed whether it’s male or female. It occurs because of the buildup of food which leads to plaque and tartar. You can help avoid gingivitis by brushing your cat’s teeth or cleaning with toothpaste approved by your Chattanooga, TN veterinarian. Click this website Community Animal Hospital to learn more.